It’s no surprise that New York University’s Women’s Basketball team (D-III) sports a 10-1 record so far this season and is currently riding a six-game winning streak.
The Violets possess two great players in the form of Janean Cuffee and Brooklyn Shelton, who the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) named Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month, respectivley, for the month of December, the conference announced on Thursday.
The five-foot-five junior guard ranks seventh in the country in scoring average, posting 22.7 points per game. Cuffee, who attended The Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, posted back-to-back 30-point games, including a season-high 37 points against St. John Fisher College back on December 7.
Shelton leads the country in free throw percentage with an unprecedented perfect 100%.
The five-foot-nine freshman guard also leads NYU in shooting percentage, connecting on 55.8 percent of her shots from the filed. Shelton reached double-digit points in each of the Violets’ three December games.
Of note: NYU’s potent offense is fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 85 points per game.
The Violets return to the hardwood on Saturday, January 11, at 11;45 a.m. as NYU begins University Athletic Association (UAA) play against Brandeis University.
— Jerry Del Priore